Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other News

News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.

A New Legal Definition of Charity
In an analysis by CLASP, do we need a new legal definition of charity? In response to the question, the history of the federal tax definition of charity and the law of charity must be considered...more



Volunteer Recognition Ceremony
The city of Albany has recently held an ceremony to recognize the efforts of individuals and organizations who have helped in keeping the area beautiful and in top shape. Westover Animal Hospital...more

Bloomberg Invests $5 Million in Solar-powered Lamps for Africa
Former New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg of Bloomberg Philanthropies, announced a $5 million investment in Little Sun, the creators of a little yellow solar-powered lamp that is more affordable...more

How Technology Influences Philanthropy
Gena Rotstein of Dexterity Consulting and Calgary Herald contributing author presents a view on how technology is being used to influence and benefit the philanthropic industry. Rotstein states...more

Nashville Coalition for the Homeless Pays Tribute to Re-New Volunteers
Nashville Coalition for the Homeless presents with the Phyllis M. Frank Volunteer Award to local volunteers Julie Davis and Cheryl Hays of Re-New, a program at the YWCA of Nashville & Middle...more

More than a Nonprofit, Pioneer Human Services Helps People Transition from Prison
Pioneer Human Services is a manufacturing enterprise of Pioneer Industries where it runs a diverse range of businesses to provide on-the-job training and work experience for people who have come out...more

Opportunities to Volunteer for Seniors
This brief article and video highlights the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, R.S.V.P. The program provides an opportunity for those 55 and older to contribute to community organizations...more

Volunteer Team Donates Money to Families of Fire Victims
The One Aliquippa Volunteer Action Team, a volunteer group composed of high school and college students, has donated $200 to two families whose homes were recently struck by fire. The donations...more

Sochi 2014 Gathers Thousand Volunteers
Sochi 2014 volunteers have reached a thousand hoping to assist at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Sochi 2014 CEO and President Dmitry Chernyshenko states that a volunteer movement is...more

How Startups Take Philanthropy to Call the Tune of Economic Growth
James Poulos, a contributing writer at Forbes, explains how startups are now taling philanthropy from charities and inserting them into their business models to spur economic growth and...more






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